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The ideal Christmas gift for the dour old bugger in your life.  
   

The ideal Christmas gift for the dour old bugger in your life.

Occasionally-Bob: Christmas Special

December 25th 2006
It's at this time of year that the civilised, westernised world (basically everyone except North Korea, Peterhead and the island of Lewis) forgets about work, joins the mass cull of trees and turkeys, dons ridiculous red and white hats and celebrates the birth of the saviour, Santa Claus. Here in Japan, Christmas means as much as it does in the UK, ie. high profit margins for department stores a ... read more
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Japanese Flag In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
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